Vilfredo Pareto Quotes

Vilfredo Pareto Quotes: The economic and social theories used by those who take part in the social struggle ought to be judged not by their objective value but primarily for their effectiveness in arousing emotions. The scientific refutation of them which can be made is useless, however correct it may be objectively.
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Vilfredo Pareto Quote: Usually, so far as improvement in the people's economic conditions is concerned, humanitarians simply play the role of the busybody.
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Quotes about Vilfredo Pareto: Men follow their sentiments and their self-interest, but it pleases them to imagine that they follow reason. And so they look for, and always find, some theory which, a posteriori, makes their actions appear to be logical. If that theory could be demolished scientifically, the only result would be that another theory would be substituted for the first one, and for the same purpose.
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Quote about Vilfredo Pareto: All governments use force and all assert that they are founded on reason. In fact, whether universal suffrage prevails or not, it is always an oligarchy that governs, finding ways to give to'the will of the people'the expression which the few desire.
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Vilfredo Pareto Sayings: Human behaviour reveals uniformities which constitute natural laws. If these uniformities did not exist, then there would be neither social science nor political economy, and even the study of history would largely be useless. In effect, if the future actions of men having nothing in common with their past actions, our knowledge of them, although possibly satisfying our curiosity by way of an interesting story, would be entirely useless to us as a guide in life.
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Vilfredo Pareto Saying: Theories of
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Sayings about Vilfredo Pareto: Empirical laws [...] have only slight or even no value beyond the limits within which they have been observed to be true.
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